Buckman News From Around the World
Buckman Announces New CEO, Board Leadership
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, January 23, 2017
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, January 23, 2017 –Buckman today announced that Steven B. Buckman, President/CEO, will retire effective April 28, 2017. Steve has led the company’s nine global operating companies for more than 16 years. Junai Maharaj, currently Managing Director of Buckman Europe, Middle East and Africa, will become the CEO of Buckman effective April 28, 2017.
Buckman announces global price increase
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, October 19, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, October 19, 2016 – Buckman announced a price adjustment on select product lines effective November 15, 2016. The price increase will be 2 to 6 percent, dependent on geographic location and products and services sold. In some areas increases may be higher where exchange rate based adjustments are necessary.
Solenis Licenses Patented Corn Oil Extraction Technology to Buckman
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, May 23, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, May 23, 2016 – Solenis LLC and Buckman Laboratories, Inc. announced today the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. As a result of the settlement, Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Buckman. Under the royalty-bearing license agreement, Buckman, a producer of products for the biofuels marketplace, will become an authorized licensee in the United States and Canada of Solenis technology that enhances the efficiency of corn oil extraction in the corn-to-ethanol process.
Buckman Announces New Global Supply Chain Leadership
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, May 17, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, May 17, 2016 – Buckman, global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, announced the promotion of Brad Walden as Vice President, Global Supply Chain. He will have the primary responsibility of establishing the policies and strategies for the company’s global supply chain.
Buckman Asia Receives Singapore Sustainability Award
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, Nov. 12, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, Nov. 12, 2015 – Buckman announced this month that Buckman Asia was recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices at the Singapore Sustainability Awards (SSA). Buckman was one of 10 organizations to receive the annual award from the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), and received its award in the Sustainable Business Awards category.
José Carlos Pivello Wins Edward Weiss Memorial Award
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, Oct. 1, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, Oct. 1, 2015 – Buckman would like to congratulate José Carlos Pivello on winning the Edward Weiss Memorial Award earlier this year. The Ed Weiss Award is a merit award given annually to a Buckman associate whose individual endeavors over the previous 12 months have had an extraordinary impact on the company’s regional and global efforts in the leather industry.
Buckman Celebrates 70 Years
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, Sept. 1, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn., USA, Sept. 1, 2015 – This year is a special one for Buckman, as it marks the company's 70th anniversary. Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company serving customers all over the world in the pulp and paper, water treatment and leather-making industries. Buckman's global headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn., situated on the same spot as the original building, which opened in 1945, on the corner of North McLean Blvd. and Chelsea.
Buckman Evolves EMEA Leather Division, Announces New Leadership
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, July 30, 2015
Buckman has announced it has merged its Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa leather business into one leather division. Effective immediately, the division will be led by Elton Hurlow, formerly Global Market Development Manager - Leather with Buckman International in Memphis, Tenn. Hurlow will relocate to Europe as soon as possible.
Buckman Announces Leadership Changes for Buckman Southern Cone
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, April 13, 2015
Buckman has announced that its Southern Cone General Manager Carmen Rodrigues will retire in July 2015, and Paulo Beltrão will assume leadership of this region. Rodrigues has been with Buckman for 33 years, 16 of which she spent as the Southern Cone GM. After making a tremendous contribution to the business and a significant impact on the Southern Cone organization and its people, she is now retiring to enjoy time with her family and friends.
Buckman Recognizes Associate Volunteers
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, March 13, 2015
BuckmanCares Day Celebrates the Spirit of Giving Worldwide
This month, Buckman celebrated its fifth annual BuckmanCares Day in Buckman offices all over the globe. The festivities included special presentations and videos, associate recognition ceremonies, and special service projects at some of the Buckman locations.
Training Magazine Honors Buckman With Top Ranking
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, February 26, 2015
Buckman continues to climb the ranks each year, now ranking 16th nationwide
Buckman announced today it was ranked 16th in Training Magazine's Training Top 125. Buckman, which is the highest ranked company headquartered in Tennessee and the only company in the specialty chemical business, has made the list for the past 13 years, and is taking its place in the elite Top 25 for the second year in a row.
Buckman Wins Innovation Award From Memphis Business Quarterly
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, October 9, 2014
Maximyze® Development Team Recognized
Buckman is proud to announce that the Maximyze® Development Team has been awarded a 2014 Innovation Award by Memphis Business Quarterly (MBQ). The award was given in recognition of our enzymatic technologies enabling a more sustainable way to produce paper and paper products.
Kathy Buckman Gibson Named President and Chief Operating Officer for Buckman International
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, January 28, 2014
Buckman today announced that Kathy Buckman Gibson has been named President and Chief Operating Officer for Buckman International. In assuming her new position, Buckman Gibson will step away from her role as Chairman of the Board of Buckman, a position she has held since 2000. Assuming the Chairman's role will be Buckman board member Otto Heissenberger, Jr.
Buckman’s New Sustainability Report Highlights Progress
MEMPHIS, TN, USA, July 24, 2013
Buckman today announced the filing and publishing of its second Sustainability Report with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This 2012 Report follows a first venture into GRI measurement, reporting and targeting undertaken by the company in 2010. With this report, Memphis-based Buckman again places its commitment to sustainability on par with the most respected and emulated companies in the world. GRI is a network-based organization that produces a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used as the benchmark around the world. In its second GRI Sustainability report, Buckman again adhered to GRI G3 reporting guidelines, but moved to a Level B report as a reflection of its commitment to transparency in reporting and continuous improvement processes in sustainability management and performance. The 2012 report details the company's sustainability in seven sections: economics, environment, labor, human rights, society, product responsibility, and strategy and profile. The product responsibility section is a new reporting area for 2012.
Kathy Buckman Gibson Receives Legends Award
Memphis, TN, USA (April 26, 2013):
Buckman Chairman Kathy Buckman Gibson was presented today with the Legends Award from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis. The award was presented at the Foundation’s Annual Tribute Luncheon.
Buckman Wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Memphis, TN, USA (June 18, 2012):
Prestigious Award from the EPA is for Buckman's Maximyze® Enzymes and Their Success in Energy Reduction and Decreasing the Amount of Wood Fiber Needed to Manufacture High-Quality Paper
At ceremonies in Washington D.C., Buckman was presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the EPA for its Maximyze® enzymes comprised of natural catalysts to reduce energy and decrease the amount of wood fiber needed to manufacture high quality paper and paperboard. The award, the second for Buckman, is in the Designing Greener Chemicals Award category. This is the 17th year of the EPA awards program that recognizes the design of safer and more sustainable chemicals, processes and products.